In recent weeks, Ronald Koeman had distanced himself from the vacant managers role at Goodison Park, however, things appear to have changed in the past few days.
The Guardian have reported than Koeman's agent, Rob Jansen, has confirmed that Everton have indeed approached Southampton to be able to discuss terms with Dutchman. They continue to say that a compensation figure of around £3 million should be enough to persuade Southampton to allow Koeman and his representatives to speak to Everton.
The compensation will not be a stumbling block for Everton, with new investor Farhad Moshiri, ready to spend his millions at Everton, and he has clearly set his sights on bringing Koeman to Goodison Park.
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According to the Daily Mail, the club are ready to offer Koeman £6 million-per-year to join the Merseyside club, which would make him one of the highest paid managers in the Premier League.
Everton have also promised to back him in the transfer market with substantial funds to bolster the squad.
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If Koeman does agree to move to Goodison Park, one of the key areas of the squad that needs to be addressed is in the goalkeeping department.
The end of the season saw the departure of Tim Howard, after 10 years at the club, which leaves Joel Robles as the only first team goalkeeper.
Many managers often go back to their old club to bring, not only their back room staff with them, but their players also.
According to The Sun, Koeman could be tempted to go back to Southampton and attempt to sign Fraser Forster.
Forster, who is currently on England duty with Euro 2016 starting next week, was signed by Koeman for Southampton in 2014. He was superb in his first season for the Saints until he picked up a serious injury in March 2015, which kept him out of action until the beginning of 2016. Since returning to the first team he has again produced several impressive performances.
Although the deal has not yet been done to bring Koeman to Everton, it appears that it will be completed imminently, with it looking like Farhad Moshiri will go to any length to secure the deal.
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